Faun G. Hauptman, MBA

Broker Associate   |   5 STAR PROFESSIONAL   |    Faun@FaunHauptman.com   |    303-917-8000   |
Finding a Real Estate Professional You Can Trust

Finding a Real Estate Professional You Can Trust

From Real Estate Game Changers by Faun G. Hauptman Whether you are a first-time home buyer, first-time home seller, buying or selling in a new state, or just know that you don’t have the time or skillset to manage your buying or selling process yourself, it is vital...

Different States Allow for Different Levels of Trust

Different States Allow for Different Levels of Trust

One of the questions I frequently receive as a real estate broker, from both foreign and domestic buyers, is “how does this work in the U.S.?” What many Americans and foreign buyers fail to recognize is that the history of this country and the immense power held by each individual state, has created a system of real estate law and practice that varies drastically from one state to another.

What Is Trust, Anyway?

What Is Trust, Anyway?

From Real Estate Game Changers by Faun G. Hauptman Trust, in the context of a real estate transaction, looks much like it does in any other context of importance.   A few of the markers of trust I’ve observed over my years in the business include mutual respect,...

What is a Typical Loan Origination Fee?

What is a Typical Loan Origination Fee?

Let’s start by saying 1% might be “typical.” Then let’s add to it by saying 0% is also “typical.” The thing is, you can have three different lenders quote a rate and fees on the same day, and get three different rates and origination fees quoted. This is because the...

Why Didn’t Housing Prices Budge After the 2008 Crash?

Why Didn’t Housing Prices Budge After the 2008 Crash?

The definition of a market “crash” is that prices will plummet. And they did. In my market, post-crash prices were at their lowest in most areas in 2010 and 2011, and they were 25–50% lower than they were in 2007. Since 2012 prices have now just about doubled. Housing...

What is a Typical Loan Origination Fee?

What is a Typical Loan Origination Fee?

Let’s start by saying 1% might be “typical.” Then let’s add to it by saying 0% is also “typical.” The thing is, you can have three different lenders quote a rate and fees on the same day, and get three different rates and origination fees quoted. This is because the...

Why Didn’t Housing Prices Budge After the 2008 Crash?

Why Didn’t Housing Prices Budge After the 2008 Crash?

The definition of a market “crash” is that prices will plummet. And they did. In my market, post-crash prices were at their lowest in most areas in 2010 and 2011, and they were 25–50% lower than they were in 2007. Since 2012 prices have now just about doubled. Housing...

Why Are My Property Taxes Higher Than My Neighbors?

Why Are My Property Taxes Higher Than My Neighbors?

The law determines the legal process for assessing property taxes and it varies widely from one state to another. It all depends on property tax statute in your state, and how property taxes are calculated under said statute. Some states calculate based on price paid...

What to Be Aware of When Buying an Old House

What to Be Aware of When Buying an Old House

Asbestos flooring, drywall, insulation, etc. If disturbed, during remodeling for example, asbestos can be an extreme health hazard. Old plumbing/sewer lines and electrical wiring. These can leach lead into your drinking water, cause raw sewage to back up into your...

Faun Hauptman: Top Castle Pines Sale

Faun Hauptman: Top Castle Pines Sale

The modern development of the Castle Pines area, consisting of Castle Pines Village and Castle Pines North, began with a vision from famed developer Jack Vickers. In the late 1960’s Mr. Vickers came upon the Castle Pines valley and dreamed of building a golf course in...

REAL ESTATE MARKETING

by William Hauptman

Existing-home sales rebounded in May

Existing-home sales rebounded in May

WASHINGTON (June 21, 2019) – Existing-home sales rebounded in May, recording an increase in sales for the first time in two months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a growth in sales, with the Northeast...

5 Exterior Upgrades to Add Value to Your Home

5 Exterior Upgrades to Add Value to Your Home

Exterior upgrades not only enhance the look of your property but can also offer recreational benefits. Not every renovation produces a return on investment. And some upgrades can even make your home less attractive to buyers. So, when considering upgrades to your...

DENVER & THE WEST

Undiscovered Travel Destinations

Undiscovered Travel Destinations

A sunny getaway can help lift spirts and reveal the history and wonder of a new space far away from home. Take a look at some of our favorite warm weather destinations and start planning your next trip. Canouan This tiny island located about 120 miles southwest of...

Best Swimming Spots in Colorado

Best Swimming Spots in Colorado

Colorado might be landlocked, but there are still plenty of incredible places to take a swim. Cool off this summer at some of the best and most beautiful swimming spots Colorado has to offer! Devil’s Punchbowl – Aspen Located off the west side of Independence Pass...

13 Colorado Hot Springs to Relax In

13 Colorado Hot Springs to Relax In

Colorado Hot Springs range from off the beaten path and secluded, to equipped with water slides and snack shacks. These hot springs are perfect for soothing your muscles after a long day of mountain adventures. Alpine Hot Springs Hideaway The beautiful hand-built...

9 Tips for Creating a Pet Friendly Home

9 Tips for Creating a Pet Friendly Home

If you’re the type of person who can’t imagine living without a dog or cat, but you don’t want to sacrifice your personal sense of style, then these tips for creating a pet friendly home are for you! From flooring to furniture and beyond, snag some good advice on...

Memorial Day Events in Denver

Memorial Day Events in Denver

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer here in the Mile High City and the weekend is always packed full of events perfect for the whole family! Here are just of few of the Memorial Day events happening around Denver this weekend.

10 Best Day Hikes Near Denver

10 Best Day Hikes Near Denver

With Denver’s close proximity to mountains, hiking is one of the most popular local pastimes. Being able to take a post work hike that ends with some serious views and stunning sunsets, is just one of many perks we hold dear here in Colorado. If you don’t even know...

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7 Maintenance Skills all Homeowners Should Know

7 Maintenance Skills all Homeowners Should Know

Once you make the leap into homeownership there are no landlords or building superintendents to rely on for help. While we wish homeownership came with an instruction manual, it’s likely you will have to learn through hands on experience. We can’t possibly know how to...